New COVID-19 Lockdown Restrictions

“The Ontario government has unveiled new public health restrictions in the face of growing COVID-19 case numbers and deaths throughout the province. Starting Jan. 14th, at 12:01 a.m., a host of new measures will take effect aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.” Read full article here.

Ice Grippers For Winter Walking

iceWinter is known for its icy, slushy and snowy conditions which can easily lead to a slip and fall.

Ice cleats are portable footwear that slip over and securely attach to your shoes or boots to reduce your chance of slipping, whether you’re walking the dog, shovelling snow, hiking a trail or just worried about slipping on ice in the parking lot.

Check out a list of top rated ice grippers which can be ordered online and safely delivered to your home.

Stay safe everyone!

Happy New Year!


We are finally able to say goodbye to 2020, one of the most challenging years most of us can remember.

I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year and look forward to seeing you again in 2021.

Norm Goldstein – President of the Thornhill Seniors Club

It’s a White Christmas!

Wishing you peace and relaxation from the safety of your home, joyful connections with family & friends (even if they can’t be in person), the warmth of memories from holidays past and hope for better days ahead.  

Merry Christmas.

A Message from TSC Vice President – Don Tai

Don (centre left) with members of the TSC Management Board

“To ALL of our Members…this past year has been a real test for everyone. No social gatherings at the Club, no participation in any of the Club’s many activities, no dropping in to say Hi and to see the faces of friends and dedicated Volunteers who help to create the friendly atmosphere that exists at the Club. Instead, we’ve had to change our lifestyle and adapt to ensure the safety of ourselves and everyone else around us. So as the year comes to a close, my wish is that the new year will bring a renewed sense of hope for an eventual safe reopening of the Club that our Members rely on for support and friendship. Thank you for all your support and I look forward to when we can all get together again. So, on behalf of myself and the TSC Board of Management, I would like to extend Seasons Greetings for the Holiday Season and Best Wishes for 2021 to all of you, your families and friends. Take care and stay safe.
– Don Tai

Markham Remains in GREY-Lockdown with Added Restrictions

MARKHAM, ON – December 21, 2020 – Today, the Government of Ontario announced a Province-wide Shutdown, effective on Saturday, December 26 at 12:01AM. Together with the rest of southern Ontario, Markham will remain in shutdown until Saturday, January 23, 2021.

The GREY-LOCKDOWN stage restrictions as set out in the Province’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open COVID-19 response framework remain in effect for the City of Markham. However, the Province-wide Shutdown has added further restrictions that must also be observed.” Read details HERE.

York Region Enters GREY Zone

As most of you are aware, beginning today, the City of Markham has moved to the GREY-LOCKDOWN Zone for an estimated period of 28 days.

The Thornhill Community Centre is now closed and all City of Markham in person programs have been cancelled (Pickleball, Table Tennis, Snooker, etc.). Visit the City website or call 905-477-5530 or email for more information on City facilities, programs and services.

Visit York Region Public Health for details of the new GREY-Zone restrictions here.

2021 Safe Seniors Calendars


A limited number of 2021 B.A.S.S.I.C. Safe Seniors Calendars will be available for pickup at the main door of the Thornhill Seniors Club (facing John Street) this Wednesday December 9th between 10:30am-12pm.

Any remaining copies will be available through the Library (facing Bayview) during their business hours or you can download the calendar here.

Current City of Markham Activities at The Thornhill Community Centre

With the recent wintery weather we thought it was a good time to remind everyone of the City of Markham’s current offering of free or discounted Older Adult Activities at the Thornhill Community Centre.  These include Indoor Walking, Knitting & Crochet/Crafts (really just small social groups where you can do anything you like) and Snooker.

General Adult programs such as Table Tennis, Pickleball and Badminton are also available.

All of these activities must be pre-registered online or by phone and are being run with COVID safety protocols in place.  Space is limited.  If interested, see the City of Markham  on-line registration or call their Registration Desk during business hours at 905-477-5530 where they will be happy to assist you.

Please share this information with fellow Members who may not have access to the internet.